March 8, 2023

Cities Week Night Riddles (3-8-2023)

by Chompers

Background show artwork for Chompers

What do we call the heart of a city? Find out the answer on Chompers!

Where to Listen


>> Rachel: Hey there! Let’s get toothbrushing because it’s time for Chompers, your morning and night toothbrushing show.

Start on the top of your mouth, pick a side, and brush all the way to the molars in the back

>> KIDS: 3, 2, 1 brush

>> Rachel: It’s Cities Week, and tonight we've got more riddles. Here’s your first one: 

My name tells you I’m down 

But it’s not because I’m sad!

I’m mostly central and busy,

I promise, it’s not that bad!

What is this? Shout it out: 

>> Kids: DOWNTOWN.

>> Rachel: Switch your brushing to the other side of the top of your mouth, and brush your front teeth too. 

Downtown is the heart of the city! Not a place that feels DOWN, or sad! A lot of people work downtown, because downtown is often where a lot of businesses are in a city. People might go to work downtown, go to shop downtown, or even live downtown if they want to have a lively place to live!

Switch to the bottom of your mouth and keep on brushing

Here’s your next riddle: 

I take place on work days

In the morning and the night

Grownups find me annoying

Because my traffic is always tight

What is this? Shout it out? 

>> Kids: Rush hour!  

>> Rachel: Switch your brushing to the other side of the bottom of your mouth and brush the inside, outside and chewing side of each tooth.

Lots of people in a city work from around 9 in the morning to around 5 in the afternoon. Rush hour is the time right before lots of people “rush” to get to work, and right after they’re “rushing” to get home!When it’s rush hour, the busses, subways and roads can get very full, because lots of people are trying to move in the same direction at once! 

Well I got to go, I don’t want to get stuck in rush hour. That's it for Chompers tonight, until next time 

>> KIDS: 3, 2, 1 spit.